Richard J. Karner

Richard J. Karner, 89, of Waukesha, passed away peacefully with his family at his side Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009.

He is survived by Hazel, his loving wife of 51 years, and his daughter, Mary Jane (Ron) Wendorf. He was the dearest grandfather of Nicole (Dan) Meschke and Tracey (Ted) Christopherson. Richard also is survived by two great-granddaughters, Kailey and Mackenzy; two sisters, Blanche Hansen and Leona (Bill) Rabe; his brother, Robert (Agnes) Karner; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Norbert Karner, and his sister, Virginia Carter.

Rich served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from the assembly line at Husco International. He and his wife, Hazel, are charter members of St. William Catholic Church in Waukesha. Rich especially enjoyed boating, camping, woodworking and spending time with his granddaughters.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Friday, Sept. 25, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Per Richardís request, he will be cremated.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.